Nacho Hippo in The Market Common is expanding, and it’s taking over the old Divine Prime location right next door, according to a notice posted on the door of Divine Prime.
The notice states:
“Due to the overwhelming popularity of Nacho Hippo at The Market Common, The Divine Dining Group has announced that they will be expanding the location that will now encompass the neighboring restaurant space that they also manage. Plans are in the works to create a more spacious dining area without losing any of the charm that the original restaurant is known for. They serve up weekly entertainment, super fresh burritos, nachos and tacos.”
Heather Gray, a representative for The Market Common stated that there will simply be cosmetic changes to the building in order to “unify the overall aesthetic, but the footprint will remain the same.”
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While Nacho Hippo and Divine Prime appeared to be two different restaurants, the building is one location with one kitchen, Gray stated.
“Expanding Nacho Hippo is a smart, strategic move on the part of Divine Dining,” Gray said in an email. “By merging the two dining areas, they are able to meet the public’s demand for their wildly popular restaurant. They listened to their customer base, devised a plan and we agreed that more people would enjoy a larger Nacho Hippo. It was not an issue of Divine Prime closing, but repurposing that space for the highest and best use.”
The Divine Dining Group, who owns both Nacho Hippo and Divine Prime, was unavailable for comment.
A date for the completed expansion has not been released.
“We look forward to welcoming them to the larger space where they will enjoy more room and shorter wait times,” Gray said.
Nacho Hippo has a second location at 850 North Beach Blvd. in North Myrtle Beach.